The chairman of the Nigeria Union in the North West Province of South Africa, Chacaodili Nwanedo, has revealed that no fewer than 200 small businesses in the area are owned by Nigerians.
Nwanedo made his comments in Rustenberg South Africa on Tuesday July 11, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said: “Nigerians in the province have set up small businesses in vocations such as barbing, auto mechanic, hair dressing, trading,food restaurant and construction.
“They employ fellow Nigerians and South Africans. The union assists them to advertise and get clients for their businesses.”
Nwanedo lauded their achievements; noting that Nigerians living in the province, especially young Nigerians, have been able to sustain themselves and their families with the proceeds of the various businesses.
The union chairman also disclosed that various enlightenment campaigns against drug abuse and prostitution were spear-headed by the group; and they meet on a regular basis to discuss how to support each other and aid in the welfare of other Nigerians. He stated: “This is also in line with a similar one done by our national body. We have sustained the awareness campaign and we are happy that Nigerians in the province are responding to it.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that two Nigerians were allegedly killed on Thursday April 6, during a mob attack against foreigners in Polokwane, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
While Martins Cobham, Nigeria’s high commissioner to South Africa, confirmed the death of a Nigerian mechanic identified as Razak Ajao, Ralph Nwachukwu, a Nigerian in South Africa, said another Nigerian was also killed.